Queensland's Country Life has just reported the most amazing admission from Landmark International's General Manager Mr Andy Ingle:
“It has been made very clear in both the ASEL review and by HSRA review panel that a move away from mortality as a measure to heat stress risk assessment is favored” Mr Ingle said.
“But it will halt the trade of all shipments made of cattle from southern ports and notably of Bos Taurus cattle. It will be devastating for the region’s producers as it is not possible, even through the preferred shipping months between November to April, to met the recommended Wet Bulb temperature (WBT) of 28 degrees threshold as ships near the Equator”.
As an example, he said on Landmark’s most recent shipment to Russia, which is currently disembarking 12,000 feeder steers and included 6000 steers in Israel, the WBT through that voyage ran above the 28-degree threshold for seven consecutive days as it crossed the Equator and the shipment recorded only 0.013 per cent mortality rate."
[This is a direct quote with BOLDING FROM VALE.]
So here we are again....7 consecutive days of heat stress is fine....so long as they dont die. There is a reason the HSRA and ASEL are being revised Mr Ingle....this is no longer (and never was) acceptable!